What We Do

Cynthia Duprey of Next Chapter Bookstore wears a sweatshirt and jeans and poses by the treehouse in the children's reading area

Community Capital provides flexible business financing to people interested in starting or growing small businesses in Vermont. We work with diverse partners to strengthen downtowns and our rural economy by providing loans and business support to women, people with limited credit or collateral, and low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs.

Dave and Melinda Gervais-Lamoureux where t-shirts with the Essex House logo and smile under the sign in the bar

Community Capital offers no-cost pre- and post-loan support to help you navigate business challenges. From the time our borrowers anticipate receiving a loan, until they sell or transfer your business, our Business Advisors can help design actionable, customized plans and attainable goals to improve the viability and profitability of their businesses.

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Community Capital of Vermont

Community Capital of Vermont

Investing in entrepreneurs by providing financing for startups and small businesses in Vermont.

Community Capital borrower Studio Place Arts in Barre hosts free art sessions for children and their families. See MoreSee Less
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Success requires support. Community Capital borrower Working Fields of South Burlington is with their clients every step of the way.“My coach encouraged me during a very difficult time in my life and treated me with respect and without judgement.” Did you know that all Working Fields job placements come with free personalized peer coaching to help you achieve your personal and professional goals? Our trained peer coaches can assist you with everything from building a budget to maintaining recovery. Want to start working with us and connect with a personal peer coach? Visit our website (workingfields.com/job-seekers.php) to learn more or call us at 802-348-4610. See MoreSee Less
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Community Capital of Vermont’s mission is to help small businesses and lower income entrepreneurs prosper through the provision of flexible business financing.

“Community Capital made me feel that my company was more than just a business — they could back my deep convictions. Their support of my endeavor from the beginning, through construction, opening and beyond has been exemplary and beyond anything I could have asked for. They continue to make a dream come true for my family.”

-Sarita Khan, Vermont Salt Cave, Montgomery Center